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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 02:49 PM
You will want to make copies of your important documents (passport, driver license, mortgage etc) and your favorite photos.

You can (in the USA - I have no idea about other countries) make copies at CVS and other locations. They have 'photo machines' that will reproduce almost as well as the original - AND you can adjust the size.

Think about it - you can replace or make a lot of items - but not these!

We live in Florida - close to the Atlantic ocean. We have seen many hurricane's either hit or come close.

One thing I did a few years ago - I got a few "Rubber Maid" containers - the kind that seal tightly - to put photos into. Also for important documents. They are easy to pick-up and put into the car OR into an empty bathtub in case of flooding. They are water-resistant (water-proof??) and if not too full should float.

For a BOB - Zip Type bags would work and not take up a lot of room.

Just something to think about.

posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 02:51 PM

We often get so caught up in the more exciting aspects of survival we miss something as simple and important as this...

Excellent Thread and reminder....


posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 03:09 PM
Thanks Semper.

It was a friend that pointed this out (a few years ago) and I keep the containers in the spare bathtub
(This bathroom also has a separate shower so the tub is Very Rarely used!).

I had not thought of this til the friend said something and I felt "dumb as a box of rocks" that I had Not thought of it.

You are right Semper - I think it is a case of the "Forest for the Trees" type thinking.

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 12:43 PM
I was just reading a thread on the Bag for Kiddo's

The idea of a few laminated photos for their bag would also be a good idea.

It would be very soothing for a lost child or one that has been separated from other members of the family to be able to look at the family photos and remember better times.

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